Choosing Prints and Patterns with the Right Colours

I love patterns, but when looking for a specific colour in an item of clothing it is really hard to know when there is enough of the ‘right’ colour to balance out the ‘wrong’ colour.  Can you point me in the right  direction? – thank you! Jessie Choosing Prints to Match Your Colour Swatch by imogenl featuring a stella […]

How to Give Yourself a Face Lift with Colour

Face lift with colour

  Sometime ago I created a video that shows you how to get rid of your double chins.  Last week during our colour analysis training I was showing our students how black creates shadows around the jaw and creates a double chin and they were amazed at what a difference the colour made to the […]

What to Wear for the 4th of July

Wearing red white and blue by imogenl featuring a blue skirt For all my US readers, today is a significant day for you, and many love to dress in the red white and blue, but to ensure that you don’t look hokey, here are some tips to ensure you stay stylish. Red, White and Blue […]

How to Wear Animal Print

Animal Print

Do you love animal print (like my lovely friend Jill of Shop Your Wardrobe does)? Is it a staple in your wardrobe?  As Jill has mentioned, leopard print, in particular, works with her naturally patterned skin and makes her look less freckly. I was not a fan of animal prints for a long time, but […]

Using Simultaneous Contrast to Change the Way a Colour Looks

Hi Imogen, Thank you for your awesome posts. I have a question about colour : It is said that colour is dynamic as it can change when it is next to other colours. Does that mean that we can play with this ability of colour when putting an outfit together ? Can we intentionally alter […]

What to Team with Olive

What Goes with Olive by imogenl featuring short skirts Olive or military green seems to be big for the coming season. I’ve picked up both a casual jacket and a pair of cotton pants (NOT cargo style). How would you recommend wearing them, and with what colors, so as not to look too grunge? I’m […]

What is Monochromatic Dressing anyway?

Could you also clarify monochrome? I know it’s technically different shades of the one colour but so many magazines and websites are calling black and white together monochrome, so I’m wondering how it works with two neutrals together. Monochromatic Mono = One Chromatic = Colour So is just means One Colour  it could be all […]

Getting Your Value Contrast Levels Right

value contrast

Since I’ve dyed my hair blonde, I’ve lost some of my contrast. I used to have a high contrast, but now I’m just medium in contrast. I’m learning to not automatically reach for my high contrast outfits of the past, but instead I have to rethink everything I wear (and I can tell you it’s […]

What are Clashing Colours?

Clashing colours

Hi Imogen, I have a question about clashing colours. I have seen many blog posts recently wear the bloggers claim they are clashing and yet the colours are either complimentary, triadic or analogues so they do mix well. I’ve also googled “what colours clash” and everyone answered the same, “opposite” colours, however we know they’re […]

How to Mix and Match Colours

Following on from my blog post on Understanding Colour – Tints, Tones and Shades, Sherilyn asked me: When considering what colors look best on a person, (I look best in tinted colors) should one go outside that range for contrast…say a tinted blue blouse with a chocolate brown suit….or should one try and stay with […]